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CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
another capacity in the late 1990s when he was covering the charter of -- [inaudible] in los angeles as part of city government. i was chairing an elected commission in los angeles to revise the city charter, and i saw then that he not only was amazingly talented, but a reporter of enormous integrity. at one point he believed the los angeles times was not devoting nearly enough time to charter reform, it was important to the city, and according to los angeles weekly, he quit his position at the los angeles times in protest over this. he put his very job on the line because he believed in the importance of the story. he was then and is now an enormous star of the los angeles times. and as a result of that, the los angeles times decided to change it approach and gave tremendous attention to charter reform. i will always believe that charter reform succeeded in 1999 in los angeles because of what jim newton did and the covers of the l.a. times. a few years ago he mentioned to me he was planning to take some time off to do a biography of earl warren. i thought it was a great idea. and then
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
downtown los angeles sidewalk and he watched his chief investigator seized by the police caught in the act of bribing a juror. a few weeks later, darrow was indicted on two counts of bribery, and burt franklin, the investigator, agreed to testify against them. he swore that darrow had ordered him to pay $4000 to jurors who agreed to vote not guilty. and darrow was at that time at the height of the same one of america's foremost trial lawyers, political leaders and populist champions, and his careened staggered off track there in southern california. caught up by shame he left his wife one reunite for the apartment of his mistress. with a revolver in one pocket and a whiskey barrel -- whiskey bottle in the other, he sat down and vowed to kill them so. she brought out two glasses. they sat at a wooden table underneath one of those swinging bare lightbulbs. and fortunately for us she talked him out of it. he went on to create an american architect, lawyer for the little guy, advocate for the common folk. poking his thumbs, regarding the jury from beneath that cascading shock of hair, spea
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 6:45am EDT
sorenson interesting enough was an x. server from the south bay in los angeles, and he, too, begin gravitating towards the desert at some point and had volunteered for the position of resident deputy and a very remote outpost. tops know that they have a dangerous line of work, and that anything that happens when they get up because she office that day. but very few of them will volunteer for a room a beat like this because if you get called to a domestic violence incident, say, if you take an hour for back up to right. this is a violent and dangerous beak and it takes a certain kind of person to want to take it on your and the fact i at one point asked, i sat down with the sheriff, the chief sheriff of los angeles county shows department at one point, and this is like i think the six most powerful law enforcement agency in the world. it's huge. and i said why would somebody, why did deputy sorenson volunteer for the beat? he said, whatever it was, it was his mission to protect god's creation. i thought that really told me a lot about deputy sorenson. and as you read my book you wil
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 10:00pm EDT
reading on a flight from los angeles and the man beside me gave me the strangest look. reading the "wall street journal" but he kept peeking at my book. [laughter] and would say this book could save your soul. [laughter] instead pineapple got horrible quanex three years. i am not opposed to phonics. i encourage teachers today to use it selectively in instances where they need it. but these books are created with crazy people in this country there is a woman in arizona there are strange people there. i will be there in three days. there is a woman in arizona but to speak about the homeless he comes up to me at the head as if there was a secret and says phonics. [laughter] i call her the fanatic fanatic of the next. [laughter] no pictures or drawings lower no plot. how does that grab you as a first grader? one sentence went on 18 pages. you can guess i don't know that was to teach the consonant or the foul progress add sam sat on the stand. then the teacher would ask the kids to predict what happens next. [laughter] pineapple learned next to nothing. the fall of her fifth grade year
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 12:45am EDT
talk about, but it really is the other half of los angeles, only 1/2. it's also desert and we were visiting, mark and i, and i was in the middle of finishing up my previous book and also working on another project about the antelope valley. suddenly we heard all the sirens screeching into the desert and not like one or two or five but dozens and dozens and dozens. even for that area, where you hear everything because sound travels very great distances in the desert and there are lots of police calls up there on domestic violence and so on and it can be a very violent place but also a peaceful place. so we decided to turn on the tv and find out what all the ruckus was about. it turned out that there was a beloved local sheriff named steven sorensen had been ambushed at a trailer in a remote town near lancaster in the city where i was visiting mark. it was quite a violent incident according to the early reports and by then it was an hour to after we had heard the first sirens. there were choppers flying around and six or seven different police agencies were converging with the huge a
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:00pm EDT
met that i just thought was wonderful. they were called the mothers of los angeles, and they lived you know, in a very bad neighborhood, very dangerous. so this is how they started. when they saw a drug dealer out, they would all call each other all the way down the line. they would all go out day and they all went out on the lawn and all of a sudden there were all these mothers. so they decided to form an organization and then the los angeles government was going to put a trash burner right in front of the school where the kids were going and they said no way. so they started to march. there will several hundred of them that were marching. okay, the trash did not come. one after another in these incidents the mothers got together and they said let's do it. and you know, they marched, they cleaned up the area where they lived. they did wonderful things. these were hispanic women. we don't have a very good community of hispanic women. why, i do not know. >> host: i think the different populations may have their prejudices, but -- >> guest: these were wonderful women. >> host: population
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 4:30pm EDT
wrong. in another desert community outside of los angeles, there was a daughter who also sensed impending doom and she knew the enwas near. animals with their keener hearing responded to the softer note that the singer's grim melody for all living things respond to music. and would come in from points south, east, north, and west of the trailer to be fed and nourished by the man who loved them but hated cops. in the morning, the jackrabbits were the first to arrive. putting themselves around the special outdoor breakfast table with portions of food placed at individual settings. other critters would stop by drought the throughout the day on their rounds. a raven would alite on a man's arm. amazing for their able to go for days without water and often seen skittering across the sands would find a rare moment of rest in their perpetual state of panic, oblivious to the day that inside the trailer, the magazines loaded with high svelte rounds and the hand-written will, perhaps calmed by the repeating reverberation of the death song. so all living things have an echo. but the company
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. out goes the drug dealer. so they decided to form an organization. and then the los angeles government was going to put a trash burner right in front of the school where the kids were going, and they said, no way. so they started to march. there were, you know, several hundred of them. they were marching. okay. the trash didn't come. one after another these incidents, the mothers got together, they said let's do it. and, you know, they marched, they cleaned up the area where they lived, they did wonderful things. and these were hispanic women. and we don't have a very good opinion of hispanic women. why, i do not know. >> host: i mean, i think that different populations may have their prejudices, but -- >> guest: these were wonderful women. >> host: right. i mean, populations may have prejudices against other groups of people. immigrants have a hard time in this country. >> guest: i know they do. i'm an immigrant. jeez, everybody's an immigrant. >> host: where did you come from? >> guest: i came from italy when i was very young, northern italy. >> host: uh-huh. and so when you see the
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm EDT
airplanes. on a flight to los angeles from boston. and gave me the strangest looks. he was reading the wall street journal. i noticed he kept peeking at my book to trade with him and this book could save your soul. in stead pineapple got these horrible tictac phonics readers. i am not opposed to phonics. i used to teach -- i encourage teachers to use phonics selectively for specific children in instances where they need it -- these book -- these are the books, the kind of folks created -- sort of crazy people in this country about phonics. there is a woman in arizona -- a lot of strange people in arizona. i am going to be there in three days so i hope they don't see the tape of this but there is a woman in arizona, every time i speak even when i went out to phoenix and spoke about the homeless families comes up to me at the end as though there was a secret between us and whispers to me phonics. i call her the fanatic fanatics from phoenix. pineapple was given this book, the first book in the series. no pictures. no lovely drawings or anything. no plot. calfs sam. how does that grab you? the
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-year-old. they were in los angeles and when she was 8-years-old, her parents put her and her 3-year-old brother on a train by themselves to go back from los angeles to chicago. there she continued to be mistreated by her grandparents until finally she was able to get off on her own and she went to work as a secretary in a factory. the owner of the factory married dorothy not year he was strong, she didn't communicate very well, she frequently had vicious arguments with his wife in which he spoke disparagingly to her. he wasn't that nice to his own children. one example is that as a child left the top of the toothpaste a jar in the bathroom he would take that off and threw it in the snow and make the child go and find it. basically dorothy was hilary's mother who essentially sustain her in three ways. first of all, she was deeply christian, she was a very active methodist, she wanted hillary to get them at the disfellowship and she met a young wonderful pastor named don jones and he was the one that helped introduce her to the whole issue of the morality of justice fighting for civil
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
was a revelation in los angeles that the republican national committee has been entertaining at at a lesbian bondage themed strip club. this did not work well, so they could not raise a dime. this gave for his opening. so he had a luncheon at his house in the weaver terrace. it was cohosted by a lsp, a former chair of the arun the senate had about two dozen people over and came away with tens and tens of millions of dollars. that luncheon alone gave him about four times as much money as the entire republican party. so rove was the fact that establishing an apparatus that gave an enormous amount of power and authority with almost no responsibility. he reported to no one, but he had his hands on the purse strings. this led to the 2010 legislative election. there is a total of $300 million swept congress. they took 63 seats in the house and suddenly obama's big advantage was gone. he had no real authority. this money -- the question is what did he do with the money? is going to go into the battleground state. and i started to look and what is going to do now. i decided to look at what h
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
called the mothers of east los angeles, and they lived in a, you know, a very bad neighborhood, very dangerous so this is how they started. when they saw a drug dealer out, they all called each other down the line, all go out. all went out on the lawn, and there were all these mothers, out go the drug dealers. they decided to form an organization. the los angeles government was going to put a trash burner right in front of the school where the kids were going. they said no way. they started to march. there were, you know, several hundred of them marching. okay, the trash didn't come. one after another the incidents, the mothers got together. they said, let's do it. you know, they marched. they cleaned up the area where they lived. they did wonderful things. these were his pappic women, and we don't have a very good opinion of hispanic women. why? i don't know. >> host: i mean, i think that different populations may have their prejudices, but -- >> guest: these were wonderful women. >> host: right, populations have prejudices against other groups of people. immigrants have a hard time
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 9:30am EDT
. the author speaks at the four seasons hotel in los angeles for 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you for bringing ancient history, elbow to elbow. that is the key as everyone knows. it is an honor to be here. trivial information. forget it when you are out the door. it is an honor to be here. having been an actor simon recovered actors who is now in my right mind and my left brain but having been there for a long time i appreciate the club and all the statement has done to create the first oasis in the desert that is hollywood. thank you for that. really appreciate it. [applause] deeply appreciate all the amazing work that david did. you were magnificent on all the news channels exposing the travesty of the current administration's policies living up to libya and since. i want to say thank you for being a champion of liberty and freedom. thank you. [applause] it is great restoration weekend and if you have not been, please get the tablet out there and we will go last year and we screened our film and we are able to be there and it is phenomenal. an opportunity for liberty lovers to s
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 8:30pm EDT
the bradley effect from here in los angeles when tom bradley one time mayor of los angeles was running for re-election. he was way out ahead of the polls. he had truman dewey pen lines the next they were it said bradley had won the election based on the polls and the early returns and then it turned out no, he had lost. the same thing happened to doug wilder of virginia, david dinkins in new york and even when they won they pulled the actual results on election day and the polls came back and said they had a good excuse. people are lying to us because they don't want to tell us. by the way if there is ever an election that has the bradley effect operating this would be it. somebody called in and said from michigan, he brought, romney yarn side and -- yard sign and his wife city can put that up. people will think we are racist. that is what the argument is. we must purge our white guilt by reelecting a competent white president. in the exit polls in 2004, and don't know if you remember that. i certainly do. by 3:00 p.m. they assured that kerry had won in a landslide. always the
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
science. you may not be able to see what happens. this is in los angeles. there was a neighborhood of scientists that lived in an area and protesters would not protest at the university. they would find out where the researchers lived in protest outside their house. and this of course is frightening for scientist. in fact when i was at the university of washington we would get e-mails once a year saying the animal rights protesters were back, be careful, don't engage with them. because they have a history of violence. they have a history of intimidating researchers and just to give you an idea of how loony these people are, one of these neighbors puts up a sign that says stop bothering us, we support science in support of his neighbor. one of the animal researchers crossed off science in said torture, we support torture. that is how they view people like me and ken, we we are torturous. we are not helping, we are not helping medical science we are animal torturers. the bottom right, lawrence summers who was fired from harvard essentially, he was pushed out the door for making the radi
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 8:00pm EDT
highland park in northeast los angeles, and it was predominantly a latino community. >> host: mostly illegal? >> guest: i think it was a combination, yeah, there were a lot of immigrant families, but, you know, there were also the legal and illegal families. >> host: how did the legals view the illegals? >> guest: i'm not too sure about that because as a child, i don't think i was too aware of that kind of response from the adults, but what i do remember the most is being shocked when i got to school that most of the kids in my classroom were dark skin, and they looked just like me and had names like garcia and hernandez, and they could speak a language i couldn't speak. that was shocking to me because they looked exactly like me, and, yet, they weren't. i would say that was probably the first time i was really aware of the fact that they were latinos, but they were different from me. >> host: you were in esl classes? english as a second language classes? >> guest: yeah. >> host: was that a second class citizen type thing? being in that class? >> guest: definitely, being an esl stude
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
smog in los angeles which was an unsolvable problem. it got solved. it took regulations pushing technology. climate is just a bigger cement, global issue. and i was going to write one chapter on it because i wondered how did climate become such an issue, and i found myself writing six because it was so interesting, and it started with a small band of scientists in the 19th century who were worried about another ice age. in the 20th century it was sign terrorists worried about carbon and how that would drive up temperatures and global warming, and i think we've seen it's very hard to get a global solution to it. but it's really interesting. u.s. emissions are down now about, like, 17% from where they were in 2005. why? because we're using more natural gas to generate electricity rather than coal. so there's not one solution. i think something that will have an impact on climate is, obviously, more efficient automobiles. less gasoline usage means less carbon in the air. >> host: next call for daniel yergin comes from dan in depp very, colorado. hi, dan. >> caller: hi, sir. having
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
being. her mother was born to a 15-year-old and 17-year-old. they were in los angeles and when she was eight years old, her parents put her and her 3-year-old brother on a train by themselves to go back from los angeles to chicago. there she continued to be mistreated by her grandparents until finally she was able to get off on her own and went to work as a secretary in a factory. a lace curtain factory president owner of the factory was hugh and he married dorothy. hugh was gruff, he was strong, he didn't communicate very well, he frequently had vicious arguments which he wife which he spoke disparagingly and got eye abusive toward her. he was not that nice to his own children. one example is that as a child left the top off the tooth paste jar, the tube in the bedroom, he would take that tooth paste top throw it in snow and make the child find it. it was not someone whom you felt warmly toward. and basically discoure think was the person, hilary's mother who essentially sustained her. sustain sustainedder in three ways. she was an active mained death. she wanted her to go to the
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
contributes regularly to the opinion pages of the wall street journal, los angeles times, writes politics and policy review, national review, weekly standard among other journals. a senior fellow at the claremont institute, one of our closest thing tank allies which takes as its mission to restore the principles of the american founding. he is the intellectual muscle of that mission. he teaches in two of the programs. the program and the lincoln fellow program. most important, he is the editor of the claremont review books, the quarterly publication of the claremont institute. perhaps you are familiar with it. if you're not, i encourage you to be so and, perhaps to my even to subscribe. it is by far the most eloquent, well written, and should i say attractive reviews of books we will list in the united states today and is so because it is edited by charles custer. he has been thinking, teaching, and writing quite elytra to eloquently for some time. and he has now dne something very liberal, if not downright revolutionary witches he has written a book why is it based on president
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 3:00pm EDT
that there was a revelation in los angeles at the republican national committee had been entertaining at a lesbian bondage her club. for the party of family values, this did not work well. they could not raise a dime. in april, he had a luncheon in his house in washington dc. it was cohosted by ed glaspie, a former chair of the rnc. and they had about two dozen people over and came away with tens of millions of dollars. that luncheon alone gave them about four times as much money as the entire republican party. so karl rove was effectively establishing an apparatus. it gave them an enormous amount of power and authority with almost no responsibility. he had his hands on the purse strings. this led to the 2010 legislative elections. they raised a total of $300 million. they took 63 seats in the house. suddenly, obama's big advantage was gone and he had no real authority. so the question is, what did he do with the money? what is he going to do with the money? he is going to go into the battleground states. i started look at what he's going to do now. i decided to look at w
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
. lived in highland park which is northeast los angeles. it was predominately latino community. >> host: mostly illegal? >> guest: i think it was a combination. yeah, there were a lot of immigrant families, but they're also legal legal and illegal families. >> host: out of the legal dispute the ev goes? >> guest: i'm not too sure about that because as a child, i don't think i was too aware of that kind of response from the adults. but what i do remember the most is being shocked when i got to school at that most of the kids in my classroom were dark skinned than that of the show slake me and they had last names like garcia and gonzalez and fernandez and they could speak a language i couldn't speak. and i was really shocking to me because they looked exactly like me and get newer. i would say that was probably the first time i was really aware of the fact that they were latinos, but they were different from me. >> host: viewer in esl classes come english as a second language classes? was that -- was not a second-class class citizen type thing? >> guest: yeah, definitely. being a
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 12:15am EDT
. i lived in northeast los angeles. it was predominantly a latino community. >> mostly illegal? >> i think it was a combination. there were a lot of immigrant families, but you know there were also legal and illegal family's. >> how did illegals view the illegals? >> i am not so sure about that because as a child, i don't think i was too aware of that kind of response from the adults. but what i do remember the most is being shy when i got to school. most of the kids in my classroom or dark-skinned and they look just like me and they had lost names like rcn gonzalez and hernandez and they could speak a language that i could not speak. that was really shocking to me because they looked exactly like me and yet they weren't. i would say that was probably the first time i was really aware of of the fact that there were a latino's, but they were different from me. >> you were in the esl classes, english as a second language classes? >> yes. >> was that a second class citizen type thing? >> yeah, definitely. being an esl student, that is who you are and that is the way people treat you, li
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
award, i can do a tight end joke. [laughter] this is one of my favorites, one los angeles times story involved a councilwoman named laura chick who was unhappy at what she saw as gender-based insensitivity from her colleagues. the los angeles times headline was, quote: chick accuses some of her male colleagues of sexism. [laughter] homicide victims rarely talk to police. [laughter] totally serious. i'm totally serious. hispanics ace spanish test. [laughter] and the last one, midget sues grocer, cites belittling remarks. [laughter] all those are real. so for some of you who have attended this event, as i have, over the years, our annual funniest videos segment is truly unique and is often the highlight. it normally has nothing to do with bias, sometimes nothing to do even with politics, and it shows that we're basically shameless enough to do anything at all we can to amuse you. so just plain funny tough we found while trolling the airwaves. some of it is gaffes that we've caught, sometimes it's other pieces we blatantly steal with full credit, of course. but before offering the
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 3:15pm EDT
named frank wilkinson who had been a housing official, a public housing official in los angeles and had been called to testify before the house un-american activities committee and had refused. and is wilkinson was going to come to the campus and give a speech. and certain people were very unhappy about that. this memo summarizes that. and then we see on the last page hoover's handwriting in his characteristic, jagged scrawl. he writes here, i am absolutely opposed to this crowd of bleeding hearts at berkeley using the fbi to get off the hook. i know kerr is no good, and i doubt cragen -- who was a vice chancellor -- i doubt cragen is. that, to me, was an astonishing document. here was the head of the nation's largest law enforcement agency saying very bluntly that the head of it leading public university and one of the most eminent educators in america was rotten to the core, essentially. so this reflected the fbi's view of clark kerr. >> and he later intervened, as i understand it, with lyndon johnson as he was considering clark kerr for a cabinet position. >> he did. what led up
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the schools and los angeles where the students with preferences would have gotten in without preference to see that those students seemed to have much better outcomes so i started looking into this and looked for the databases that could help test it, and by 2004, 2005, developed the paper that we first discussed this in the context and found that this was quite a large problem that nationally the great bulk of the minority students especially african-american students were not receiving very large preference is typically on a scale of a couple hundred s.a.t. points or ten to 15 that the traits were generally very poor for this group only about one-third starting infil law school in early 2000 were graduating and passing the bar on their first attempt. this was affecting the lives of a very large majority of people who were supposedly being helped by preferences. what really struck me is when the article came out when the institutional response. the collective unwillingness of a great many legal academics to engage the salles and the instinctive reaction of the institutions t
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
was living in los angeles. she had been the assistant philharmonic conductor and, at the same time, was the wheeling, west virginia, conductor and used to commute back and forth. her marriage was bad. her husband had asked her for a divorce. she didn't want one, and when she met gaston, he began to pursue her. and she really resisted him for many months because, one - she was married; two - also because she didn't have any experience with the political world and did see politicians as false, and completely living a life that was different from the life of the artist, which for her was, you know, you always have to be true to who you are. c-span: there's a whole lot of references to her attitude about west virginia. by the way, have you talked to her since she had the news conference? >> guest: no, i have not. i've talked to her publicist and i've talked to some of her aides. c-span: is she mad about this? >> guest: i gave rachael the book way back in late winter, early spring. i gave it to all the women. and at that time she called me and she said, "one, it was very painful for to-
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
and get their law degrees. wasn't hard to look at other schools in los angeles where students wouldn't have gotten in without references to see that those students had better outcomes. us started looking into this and look for a relevant database to test this and in 2004-2005 developed the paper that first discusses the issue in law school context and found this is quite a large problem, nationally the great bulk of minority students especially african-american students were receiving large preferences on a scale of a couple hundred spt points. traits were generally poor for this group. only a third of black starting law school graduating and passing the bar and this was affecting the lives of a substantially large majority of people who were supposedly being helped by preferences. what really struck me when the article came out was the institutional response. the collective unwillingness of a great many, the instinctive reaction of a lot of institutions to restrict data that was already very hard to get. the fact that there was no law school in the country where someone who r
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
urban and rural divides and give everybody the opportunity. i lived in los angeles and south dakota. i looked last night from the hotel room at census.gov. the population in 2010 was 6. that is rural pafford. that is a royal. living in both extremes the rural people need more broadband than urban people because they don't have access to the schools or the hospitals or the retailers like the urban people readily access. second, broadband being problem, the problem is not so much from a technology perspective because it is not that hard to engineer these broadband networks. i looked a little while ago at the -- we engineered $1 billion worth of broadband networks over the last four or five years. engineering them is not that difficult. even implementing them is not that difficult. the difficulty is paying for them. especially in these rural areas it is expensive. you look a lot of these small telephone companies that serve these rural areas although they have been pretty good about deploying fiber into their network they have a lot of copper. that was 30 or 40 years that a lot of these c
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 2:45pm EDT
there was a revelation in los angeles that the republican national committee had been entertaining its donors add a lesbian bondage themed strip club. for the party of family values, that did not work well. they could not raise a dime, and this gave rove his opening, and so in april, he had a lunch chon at his -- luncheon at his house in washington, d.c. on weaver terrace, hosted by the former chair of the rnc, had two dozen people over, and came away with tens and tens of millions of dollars, and that luncheon alone gave them four times as much money as the entire republican party so rovefuls effectively establishing an apparatus that gave him an enormous amount of power and authority with almost no responsibility. he reported to no one. he had his hands on the purse strings ling to the 2010 elections, raising a total of $300 million, and swept congress. they took 63 seats in the house, and suddenly obama's big advantage was gone. he had no real authority. this money, so the question is what did he do with the money? it's not what is he going to do with the money, but it's going in th
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 11:15am EDT
. riots broke out in black neighborhoods across the nation. in june, robert kennedy was murdered in los angeles immediately after winning the california primary. then at the end of august, democrats manage chicago. cbs and nbc provided full coverage of both the republicans conventions, the bbc decided to give on the evening wrap ups. they hired korbel to deliver 15 minutes of commentary each night, and occur in the conservative point of view was william f. buckley. the editor and founder of the national review had established himself as the spokesman of american conservatism, author of god and man at now and other books have also had a syndicated newspaper column, on the right, and tv show, firing line. erudite and unearthly communist in his first elaborate breathy deliveries, manic eyebrows and reptilian, will. he is now remembered as a representative image when conservatives can be consider race, but buckley was ahead of his time in many ways. his exchanges during the republican convention in miami were testy, but with that seriousness sat. tv journalists, howard k. smith served as mo
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
living in los angeles. but there were others along the way. it was for 1957. when he gave his filibuster, for 24 hours in a team and. there was an item published in african-american newspaper, the chicago defender and both -- the bold was puzzling over how was that there was need to speak for 24 hours and 18 minutes with only one bathroom break. you've got to keep your voice lubricated, right question got to keep drinking water. the story that he told to the press was that he gone down to the senate steam room and have intentionally dehydrated himself. so that when he drank water his body would absorb it like a sponge. i asked a urologist friend of mind about the viability of the, he was pretty dubious. but that's the story. that's a story that's always been told. in about that piece, they said the rumor around capitol hill was a thurmond have been outfitted with a device designed for long motor trips. some type of catheter like device. what's interesting about that is there's a memoir published a couple years ago by an african-american man in south carolina, who says he was t
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
regularly to the opinion pages of the "the wall street journal," "los angeles times," writes about flicks, and -- politicking and national review among other journals. he's a senior fellow at the claire monththe mission to e ree the principles of the american found ming is the intellectual muscle of the i guess -- mission pings. he teaches in the key fellow programs. the fellows program and the lincoln fellows program. most important he's the editor of the clermont review books. a public cage of the clermont substitute. i encourage you to sib croib. it is the most eloquent and well written attract review of books published in the united states and it is so because it is edited by chairmans kessler. he's been thinking, teaching and write l for conservativism for some time. and he is now down having very liberal if not revolutionary which say he's written a book largely based on president obama's writing speeches and interviews. and set out to understand an explain him as he understands andings explains himself. as a result he's come to the conclusion that it turns out that liberals don't u
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Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
good or los angeles origin and anaheim and my car. can you hear us? >> we can, yet. you can see ed gillespie, senator johnson from wisconsin, both teams out here trying to spin what just happened in the 90 minutes. usually i walk away from debates and i can say yes, i feel like i know how the media will interpret. it's just that the public will say just happened. i don't know how people will sort of digest the results of this debate. on one hand, joe biden sensitively clearly had much better command of the facts of the issue, details of the issue. his 30 years in the public debate clearly showed throughout it. but his facial expressions, the passion that sometimes came off as really infectious passion could sometimes come off as a little bit angry. i don't know how people at home watching that debate will process that. i thought paul ryan in the beginning was pretty wobbly when it came to foreign policy. it was not his expertise. he's not done a lot of foreign policy on capitol hill. he's only last month up on a lot of these issues. when it hit economic issues come he started to ge
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Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
date because it takes as long to move a freight train as it does to get from los angeles to chicago and then the airports and highways and bridges and all, you buy that argument? >> i'm from a town where the major bridge collapsed, so yes. they would say we may be in a developing country >> the next question is there a government role in the infrastructure spending so it would be not only construction jobs but -- >> i have a great example. my president could get me out of town in the summer because they figured i would get in trouble. so in the boundary waters of minnesota there was a house called the split house. the reason i chose that for my little business is that it is a perfect example in the absence of the investment which the government had to do as a public good, no individual company would have invested in that. you wouldn't have opened up the range or on both sides on the border that is the sort of investment the government ends of the protest to do and i don't think jared and i would agree they have done a very good job of focusing. >> where is the money for that now? >> the
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
los angeles chamber of commerce in california, ldat sphr south carolina, travelers' association, and hundreds more. together, the organizations represent tens of millions of u.s. air travelers who are demanding improvements to our national air traffic control systems through the implementation of nextgen technology, policies, and procedures. we have already begun piecing together elements of nextgen on the ground including a revolutionary ground management system at jfk that helped meet departures and minimize delays. we've done that in conjunction with friends at the faa and airlines using jfk in a collaborative effort, it's been very successful. we are working with the faa to expand the program to la guardia and newark airports. at jfk alone, this system saved nearly 5 million gallons of fume and almost 15,000 hours of taxi time annually. over the last decade, we invested over a billion dollars to make airport operations on the ground more efficient. our initiatives delivered. we have invested in high speed taxi way exits, multiple sprens runways, minimalizing runway times for firs
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
"los angeles times" story involved a councilwoman, named laura chick, who was unhappy as what she saw gender based incentive from her colleagues. "the los angeles times" headline was quote, chick accuses some of her male colleagues of sexism. [laughter] homicide victims rarely talk to police. [laughing] totally serious. i'm totally serious. hispanics ace spanish test. [laughter] and the last one, midget sues grocer, cites belittling remarks. [laughter] all those are real. so for some of you who have attended this event as i have over the years our annual funniest video segment is truly unique and is often the highlight. normally it has nothing to do with bias. sometimes nothing to do even with politics. it shows we're basically shameless enough to do anything at all we can to amuse you. so just plain funny stuff we found while trolling the airwaves. some of it is gaffs that we've caught. sometimes it is other pieces we blatantly steal with full credit of course. but before offering the best funniest videos of 2012, we want to show you the best of the best over the years. trust me, thi
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
manufacturing and 20% of our banking and nearly half of the real estate in the city of los angeles are in the hands of foreign investors. i am concerned about what that does to our future. i'm concerned about the fact that so many of our securities are in the hands of foreign banks because of these massive deficits. but those are the issues on which we ought to be debating, and if we can just put away the flag factories and the balloons and those kinds of thing and get on to a real discussion of these issues, i think we will have a good success. >> andrea mitchell has a question for you, governor dukakis. >> we are talking about issues, so let's return to something you said earlier about the modernization of land-based missiles. you said that you didn't rule it out that there are limits to what we can spend, and then you went on to talk about a much more expensive part of our defense strategy, namely, conventional forces. do you somehow see conventional forces as a substitute for our strategic forces, and in not talking about the land-based missiles and not committing to modernizing, d
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Oct 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
elected in november include tony car done nas, he's a city councilman in los angeles. he's running in the san fernando valley, it's a los angeles-based district, and juan vargas who's running in the seasoned yea go-based district. both of these districts were created by an independent redistricting commission, and both of them won their primaries under california's new top two primary system. so both of them have excellent opportunities of being elected come november 6th. in new mexico former county commissioner michelle lujan english ham is the favorite -- grisham is the favorite candidate. and we also expect two new faces from texas. in cd 20, joaquin castro will most likely win the seat currently being held by charlie gonzalez, and in a new district created by reapportionment, vega has excellent opportunities of winning cd 34. texas was a big winner in reapportionment where it picked up four new congressional seats. however, of those four new seats, it appears only one will be held by a latino member of congress. there also are opportunities for latino candidates in competitive
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Oct 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
south los angeles or south chicago trained to make these machines. they desperately need work and also they would be paid a decent wage relative to china and we wouldn't have any more -- we would be able to cut down immeasurably on street crime if they had something constructive to do. >> guest: interesting point. it is true we have seen in the success of technology companies, apple and google and amazon, we have seen a great success in american innovation as part of our society where we agree the companies have been tremendously successful and we lead the world in terms of technology but a lot of the jobs that are being created to build those gadgets are overseas in china and so there is a question how these companies can help us deal with the unemployment problem we have or lack of good manufacturing jobs but let me make an additional point which is a big one in "future perfect: the case of progress in a networked age" which is this. there is the interesting questions about why the tech sector has been so successful. one thing we agree on in the state of the economy, technology
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
today by david savage, the supreme court reporter for "the los angeles times" the chicago tribune," a non-lawyer, but an expert since 1986 on the united states supreme court, and he will lead this distinguished panel in a discussion of what you will be hearing next week and why these issues are so important us to us. david, we're honored to have you here. thank you very much. >> well, it's good to be here. you know, every month that the court, there's always a certain amount of grouching in the courtroom. when there's a couple cases on, uninteresting, insignificant, downright boring, always referred to as "the dogs." this is different. we have to cases on the same day next wednesday, and they are anything but insignificant or uninteresting. we've got a good group here to talk about these cases. i was impressed with the briefs that were filed in this case. i think the basic issue is whether there is the fourth amendment putting any limit on the police use of dogs for detection because in the past, at least up until now, the court basically answered that question "no." in the early 80s,
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Oct 15, 2012 8:30am EDT
university of california los angeles and a master's of public policy from uc berkeley. our second speaker today is stephen fuller. dr. fuller is a professor of public policy and regional development at george mason university. he's been there since 1994. he served as director of the ph.d. program in public policy from july '98 to june 2000 and, again, from july 2001 to july 2002. he also serves as director of the center for regional analysis. he, prior to that he taught at my undergraduate alma mater at george washington university for 25 year including nine as chairman of the department of urban planning planning and reae development and one as director of dock toral programs for the school of business and public management. professor fuller's research focuses on the changing structure of metropolitan-area economies and especially on the impacts of federal spending including two studies completed within the past year that consider the economic effects of sequestration. in october 2011 dr. fuller focused on the impact that a reduction of $45 billion in dod procurement spending wou
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Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
not say my friends in los angeles would kill me if i don't say you were representing the aerospace center of california during nine terms in the congress and that you served on all the major security committees, six years on the armed services, eight years on the intelligence and four on homeland security. and congresswoman harman has made, has covered almost the whole world including ten days ago is she returned from kosovo. >> right. >> and i will introduce afterward aaron. >> okay, all right. thank you, haleh. and haleh is an example of probably our proudest example of the role women play at the wilson center. the middle east project is one of our most important projects, and this gift from chairman joe gildenhorn and his wife, alma, who are right there, makes much of our work possible. and it's not just the gift of dollars, it's the gift of their time and energy and insights. i am thrilled today, very briefly, to introduce a friend of mind, e rage halevy. -- e rage halevy. as you heard, i spent many long years in congress, in fact, i call myself an escapee from the united state
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
specialist, and my masters' as a reading specialist, and my undergraduate is los angeles arts. i became a curriculum specialist or supervisor of teachers for the vast part of the career. i have a vast perspective on what needs to be done in the educational system, and i just think we're not -- we keep trying to put band-aids on what the problems are in the country, and i think we just need to start from scratch with a long term plan. >> host: we appreciate it. tom, in your column in the new york city times, your e-mail is at the end of the column? >> guest: yes, uh-huh. >> host: if shemented to contact you, she can go to the new york times website? >> guest: yes, absolutely. >> host: what are we doing right and wrong? >> guest: the book is about education, what you need to know to be prepared for globalization and the i.t. revolution are merging. there's two challenges. bring the bottom to the average so much faster. that's the three reading, writing, and arrhythmia tick. that's where the three c's, tony wagner from harvard calls creativity, collaboration, and communication. we have a dua
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Oct 13, 2012 8:45pm EDT
award, on growing an illegal alien in los angeles, sunday night. part of book tv this weekend on c-span2. >> here's a look at books being published. mark bowden, author of black hawk down, chronicles the hunt for osama bin laden called, the finish. the killing of osama bin laden. journalist michael dons recounts the last six months of world war ii and the beginning of the cold war, six months in 1945, from world war to cold war. >> and william skinner one of the founders of the american silk industry. a man who turned disaster into destiny. >> in master of the mountain, thomas jefferson and his slaves, historian winecheck friends the findings of recent archaeological work at jefferson's estate, monticello, and a science writer writes about the search for earth's twin. look for these titles in the coming week. >> 50 years ago, president job john f. kennedy was in the midst of the cuban missle crisis. >> george ball, johnson, george bundy. >> it's the 50th anniversary of the cuban missile crisis. with historyian, scholars, filmmakers, on sunday, 12:30 p.m. eastern, on c-span 3. >> th
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Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
do a tight end joke. [laughter] this is one of the favorites, one los angeles times story involved a counsel woman named laura who was unhappy at what she saw gender-based incensivity from the colleagues. the los angeles times headline chick accuses some of the male colleagues of sexism. [laughter] homicide victims rarely talk to police. [laughter] totally serious. i'm totally serious. hispanics ace spanish test. [laughter] and the last one, midget sues grocer cites belittling remarks. [laughter] all those are real. [applause] so for some who have attended this event as i have over the years, our annual funny video segment is truly unique and often the highlight. normally it has nothing do to scare do with bias. sometimes nothing to do with politics, it and it shows we are shameless enough to do anything at all we can to amuse you. blame funny stuff we found while trolling the air waves. some of it is gaffes we have caught. sometimes it's other pieces we blatantly steal with full credit, of course. but before offering the best funny videos of 2012, we want to show you the best of the
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
it like to try to report on, kind of like los angeles or an earthquake season. things just keep moving around. >> it's pretty fun but it's also pretty frustrating. it is always just a practical task of reporting on what we're golfing dark money -- what we are reporting called dark money. almost no idea where it comes from, with kind of minimal ability sometimes to engage with people in charge of the money, and only a partial knowledge of how it's being spent, which you could pick up some time by tracking advertising by mailing expenditures and those kinds of costs. at what it was or brought him to me, and them i think a lot about some of the fundamental issues in speech and regulations that abandon all races, one thing we're ghana dance around here about (c)(4)'s, we have an irs which is basically attaching agency that is enforcing groups that are increasingly political in the outlook. you have groups that operate sort of cycle around that blend what we were traditionally considered lobbying and grassroots lobbying and issue advocacy with stuff that is more obviously election or
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Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. [laughter] i'm proud to say that i've actually signed the colder productions in los angeles, the producer of all about jack has signed us up at our book has become the option, so we're very hopeful. i'm sure if you read text message or twitter, we'll get it. thank you. [applause] he met chris, have you landed an elusive movie deal yet? >> no, i haven't. i'm hoping for negotiations with anyone -- we know the mafia in this country became strong after public is a shame. what is your problem should marijuana be legalized in the mid-states and taxed? [applause] >> technically marijuana has never been legalized anywhere in the world yet it's been decriminalized. i'm sort of torn on that issue because i have four children. i don't want them to experiment with the drug convict the same time they realized as an economist that he take the profit motive away from the cartel's come and they eventually will cease to exist. the initial pain would be unbelievable, but it's difficult to say what direction that would go in. but i do think it would in the short-term the pain would be unbearable an
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
dime, and it came to the early 2010. you may recall, there was a revelation in los angeles the republican national committee had been entertaining its donors had a lesbian bondage the themed strip club. and for the party of family values it did not work too well, so they could not raise a dime. and this gave him his opening. so in april he had a luncheon at his house. in washington d.c. it was co-hosted by ed gillespie , a former chair of the rnc, and they had about two dozen people over and came away with tens and tens of millions of dollars. and that luncheon alone gave them about four times as much money as the entire republican party. so he was effectively establishing an apparatus that gave him an enormous amount of power and authority with almost no responsibility. he reported to no one, but he had his hands on the purse strings. and this led to the 2010 legislative election. they raised a total of $300 million swept congress. they took 63 seats in the house, and suddenly obama bigger advantage was gone. he had no real authority. this money -- so, the question is, what di
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